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Blockfree Services Limited, Nottingham Road, Louth, Lincolnshire LN11 0WB

Installation Case Study – Market Rasen Racecourse

For the surface water system we acknowledged the high water demands of the site and to ensure sustainability we offered a surface water pump system that collected a large proportion of the site’s surface water and pumped this into the existing storage reservoirs on site. This water is then used to irrigate the track during periods of dry weather at a cost saving to the site team.

Both surface and foul water systems were fitted with a remote monitoring system to ensure that any issues were quickly alerted to the relevant teams and ensure full visibility of the system.

Due to the nature of the racecourse fixtures the project had to be completed within a strict timescale between race meetings and to ensure that reinstatement of the track could take place in readiness for racing.

Blockfree Services were asked to investigate the foul water system at Market Rasen Racecourse which was previously serviced by an ageing septic tank system that not only fell foul of current regulations but was struggling to cope with the peaks in demand from the growing popularity of the course.


We analysed the current systems and, working in close partnership with our supplying manufacturers TT pumps we proposed a series of pumping chambers to deal with foul and surface water separately.


A new connection into the foul sewer was installed along with a suitably sized rising main across the racecourse to take all sewage off site from the new foul pumping station. We selected suitable sewage handling pumps for the site and installed these as part of our full supply and installation service.

Some comments received from Key Management on site:

“Blockfree Services Ltd from start to finish have provided endless support, with extensive knowledge to seamlessly deliver a large scale grey water / surface water drainage project. Professional conduct and a high level of service throughout.”

Hannah Butler, Operations Manager.

“The team at Blockfree Services carried out the full design, supply and install of a sewage handling system to include two pumping stations for us at Market Rasen Racecourse. Throughout the project, the team were honest and reliable and provided us with an excellent level of service. We chose Blockfree as they offer a full end-to-end service from system design, through to installation and then ongoing maintenance with their engineers.”

Jack Pryor, General Manager